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October 29, 2017

What is Secularism? (And How Do We Survive It?) (Part 3)

What is Secularism? (And How Do We Survive It?) (Part 3)

This is Part 3 of our Adult Ed series on A Secular Age, by Charles Taylor.

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October 29, 2017

Talk About Love

Talk About Love

This question Jesus is asked in today’s Gospel reading would have been a common and familiar one of the times. Rabbis and Pharisees would often discuss or debate which of the commandments were heavy and which were light. Which were the most important? Because they weren’t just dealing with the Ten Commandments either, they were […]

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October 23, 2017

What is Secularism? (And How Do We Survive It?) (Part 2)

What is Secularism? (And How Do We Survive It?) (Part 2)

This talk covers chapter one of James K.A. Smith’s primer on A Secular Age by Charles Taylor. For talk one, go here.

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October 22, 2017

Bearing Our Reality

Bearing Our Reality

This morning I will preach on our Exodus passage. This will be the 3rd Christ Church sermon on our Exodus readings. If you’ve been away for a few weeks, I would encourage you to go to our website and listen to Marilu’s sermon from 2 weeks ago, and Dave’s from last week. Tomorrow, you could […]

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October 15, 2017

What Is Secularism? (And How Do We Survive It?)

What Is Secularism? (And How Do We Survive It?)

This is Part One of our Adult Ed series on Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age, and James K.A. Smith’s primer on the subject, How (Not) To Be Secular.

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October 15, 2017

Replacement Religion

Replacement Religion

To read the quote from David Dark’s Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious, click here. And to read the New York Times article about anxiety amongst American teenagers, click here.

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October 8, 2017

High Lonesome

High Lonesome

Today we have the Ten Commandments in Exodus and it seemed fitting to me to take a look at how these commandments have haunted us for all of our lives. You may think that this is the distant past, an archaic relic of ancient Israel, but I have found that the Law of God is […]

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October 1, 2017

On Our Side

On Our Side

I’ve had Neil Young’s song from 1969 “Down by the River” stuck in my head all week. It’s a beautiful song about a man whose girl sends him over the moon, she drives him mad with love and yet he sits there all alone. Because something has gone very wrong. The song doesn’t mention what […]

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September 24, 2017

The God Who Walks the Walk

The God Who Walks the Walk

Jesus must have really enjoyed telling this one. You definitely would have wanted Jesus at your dinner party. Not only would you not have to worry about running out of wine, you could count on Him to tell great stories. This morning’s story is a doozy. A vineyard owner goes out bright and early to […]

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September 17, 2017

The Balance Sheet

The Balance Sheet

To read the story about burn victims, hypnosis and forgiveness, go here. Some parts of the sermon were incorporated into this article on “Accidental Killers and Cities of Refuge”.

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